It is a widely known fact that prefab modular homes are a lot more energy efficient when compared to conventional site-built homes. So, if you happen to build or buy a new prefabricated home, then you can easily make it self-sufficient by performing a few budget-friendly upgrades on the housing structure.
Most of the prefabricated homebuyers or homeowners prefer to incorporate features that make their home more energy-efficient. These features and upgrades also aim to help cut down the heating bills and save you plenty of your valuable money. Below are a few simple ways to help you construct a modular home with zero or no heating bill.
Incorporating solar panels on the roof of prefab modular homes is one of the simplest ways to cut down the heating bills. These solar panels are capable of generating electricity that can be used for heating radiators and water. Solar panels will help you to maintain the warmness of your home even during the cold winter climate.
Interestingly, many prefab homeowners are afraid to keep solar panels because their home might be located in an area that does not have regular access to direct sunlight. Yet you should understand the fact that solar panels can generate enough electricity to power up your house even when they are exposed to sunlight for just a few hours.
A single energy efficiency upgrade might not be able to reduce the heating bill of your prefabricated home to zero. This means that you will have to adopt more than a few energy efficient methods to cut down the heating cost of your prefab home. For instance, if you use good quality insulation on the ceilings, walls, doors, and windows of your house, then you will be able to considerably reduce the heating costs.
It is true that not all prefab modular homes are suitable for wind turbines and solar panels. However, if your prefabricated home has no access to good wind or direct sunlight, then we highly recommend you to incorporate a geothermal pump into your factory-built home. This is a simple and excellent way of keeping your prefabricated house heating on the right levels. In addition to that, it is also an affordable alternative.